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Assistant ref elbows Liverpool’s Robertson

Andy Robertson being elbowed by Constantine Hatzidakis. Photo/Skysports.

One of the assistant referees in Liverpool’s 2-all Premier League match against league-leaders, Arsenal, on Sunday has been accused of elbowing Andy Robertson during the half-time interval.

Constantine Hatzidakis was approached by Robertson as the half-time whistle blew, with the Liverpool defender insisting the assistant referee had hit him in the throat seconds later.

The match referee Paul Tierney gave Robertson a yellow card for his role in the involvement, while Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson approached the officials to discuss the incident.

Meanwhile, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) body, which governs referees in English football topflight, said they were investigating the incident, as is the Football Association.

A statement read: “PGMOL is aware of an incident involving assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis and Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson at half-time during the Liverpool vs Arsenal fixture at Anfield. We will review the matter in full once the game has concluded.”

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Tony Okerafor